Date of Publication : 30, Sep, 2021
The study was conducted to find out the prevalence and indices of chronic kidney disease among Ebira in Irasa community, Ado-Ekiti. A quantitative research, which employed cross- sectional descriptive design was used in this study. The study population was both men and women in the Ebira community at Irasa, Ado – Ekiti. A sample size of two hundred and twenty (220) participants was selected in the community using purposive and convenience sampling technique. The instrument for this study was questionnaire comprising of 3 sections A, B and C. The instrument for data collection was validated by experts in Nursing Science who ensured the face and content validity. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Chi-square was employed to determine the relationship between the variables at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that the prevalence level among respondents showed that 27 (12.3%) were abnormal as against 193 (87.7%) that is normal when measured against kidney damage and GFR of 90ml/min/1.73 m2 using Cockroft- Gault Formular and the presence of 2++ of protein in the urine. It was also revealed that hematuria and proteinuria were identified as indices of CKD while swollen feet were not an index among the studied population in Irasa community. It was recommended among others that Community Health workers sent to the rural places should be adequately trained in the field of nephrology to enhance their cognitive power in identifying indices of chronic kidney disease thereby reducing the incidence of kidney diseases and reduce the cost of care.
Keywords: Prevalence, Indices Chronic Kidney Disease,
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Author(s), ISIJOLA, Bukola Ibiso (RN, RM, RPHN, BNSc, M.Sc), AYOKUNLE, Samuel Dada (MBBS, FWACP), (2021). “Prevalence and Indices of Chronic Kidney Disease Among Ebira in Irasa Community of Ado-Ekiti”, Name of the Journal: Euro Afro Studies International Journal, (EASIJ.COM), P, 25 –37. DOI: www.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6012842 , Issue: 9, Vol.: 3, Article: 3, Month: September, Year: 2021. Retrieved from https://www.easij.com/all-issues/
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